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County Information

Founded October 27, 1849
Seat Hastings
Largest city - Eagan

Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer

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Apple Valley
Burnsville
Coates
Eagan
Farmington
Hampton
Hastings (part)


Inver Grove Heights
Lakeville
Lilydale
Mendota
Mendota Heights
Miesville
New Trier


Northfield (part)
Randolph
Rosemount
South St. Paul
Sunfish Lake
Vermillion
West St. Paul

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - CURRENT TOWNSHIPS - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Township Histories Include First Settlers, Office Holders, Etc.

Castle Rock Township Douglas Township
Empire Township
Eureka Township
Greenvale Township

Hampton Township
Marshan Township
Nininger Township
Randolph Township

Ravenna Township
Sciota Township
Vermillion Township
Waterford Township

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - FORMER TOWNSHIPS - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
Below are Dakota County's former townships linked to their early histories.

Burnsville Township
Eagan Township
Hastings Township

Inver Grove Township
Lakeville Township
Lebanon Township

Mendota Township
Rosemount Township
West St. Paul Township


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Website Updates:

FEBRURY 2016
OBITS: Sidney W. Snyder, J. A. Sorg, William C. Sanford, Sjerdal Daughter Murdered, Ed Schneider, Mrs. George Schreiner, Nicholas Simmer
MARRIAGES: Hall-Bringham, Clark-Devaney, Sullivan-Schilling, Windle-Follette, Record-Newell, Atherton-Willey, Stoddard-Willey, Robson-Eyre, Taft-Bow, Owen-Stevens, Stone-Butturff
PEOPLE: James Callan, Patrick Cassely, A. C. Chamberlain, Patrick Daly, Louise Dameral, Charles Dameral, James Duffy, Hugh Derham, August Dohling, James E. Dodge
EAGAN TOWNSHIP: Establishment of Township.
MILITARY: News-Individual - A. J. Patch
MILITARY: News-General -1863-Independent Company Organized, 1863-News from Capt. Kennedy

JANUARY 2016
KAPOSIA: People - Louis Prescott, John Holton, Ta Te, Chas Ka
KAPOSIA: History & News - 1897-Encamped at Kaposia, 1879-Securing Indian Lands
CHURCHES: Highview Christiania-Rev. N. A. Quammen
DEATHS: 300 Recent Deaths

DECEMBER 2015
OBITS: Lois Mathews Mertz, Horace Mills, Bernard McDunn, John F. Norrish, Henry Plummer, Thomas S. Pennington, Anton G. Person, Etta Peterman, Harold Palmstrom, Peter Peterson
NEWS-BUSINESS: George Kennedy, 1887-C. Tower sells railway to H. H. Porter, C. M. Price, Philip Frank, John Peller
PEOPLE: Gustav Zeiss, Mark Willson, C. A. Westerson, Michael Whalen
CRIME: Mathias Klein Murdered by Gebhard Otto; Edward Anderson, J. H. Stopf, Albert Jacobson's Murderer Almost Lynched, Ivan Tried for Murder, Ivan Must Hang, Ivan Sentence Commuted, Lewis Sommers shot Mary Deltzen, Imprisonment for life
KAPOSIA: 1850-Scaffold Tombs, 1852-Little Crow Speech, 1853-Kaposia Visit
NEWS-CRIME: John D. Smith Murder
MARRIAGES: Linkert-Schindeldecker

NOVEMBER 2015
OBITS: Mrs. Nicholas H. Van Slyke
WILLS & PROBATE: C. P. Adams, George Auge
NEWS-BUSINESS: William Smith, Julius Houriet, Mary E. Tapley, South Saint Paul Stockyards, Valentine Boor
NEWS-COURT: A. M. Baldwin, David Mills, Michael Horan, 1896-Court at Hastings
NEWS-CRIME: 1894-Frank Keegan, John McDonald, G F O'Brien, 1894-Operator Held Up, Horald Hammer, H. L. Oliver, 1903-Constable Joseph Chadima
NEWS-VISIT: Wood Hoffman, Judge Renick, Maggie McCune <

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